The Tax Revision Commission is made up of 11 members. The DC Mayor and DC Council Chair each appointed five members, with the Chief Financial Officer serving ex officio. The Commission contains a breadth of tax or economic policy expertise, as well as different ideological and industry perspectives. The TRC's recommendations will reflect their broad cross-section of the DC experience.
A broader, resilient tax base for a post-COVID economy … to protect against economic shifts and shocks and ensure future funding for high-quality public services, and share tax burdens fairly across the community.
Progressivity and racial equity … to eliminate racial disparities, protect low-income residents, and lift up our middle class.
Economic efficiency and competitiveness … to advance growth and prosperity for all residents.
Simple, open, and fair administrative processes … to reduce compliance burdens for residents and businesses.
Follow the data … ensuring that our recommendations are based on sound research.
Engage with people across the District … listening to a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
Work together collaboratively … to develop consensus support for bold, thoughtful recommendations.
Appointed members of the deliberative body.
Organizational affiliations are for information only.
The DC Tax Revision Commission was created by (D.C. Code § 47–462). You can read the full document here.
There is established a Tax Revision Commission (“Commission”) with the purpose of preparing comprehensive recommendations to the Council and the Mayor which:
(1) Provide for fairness and equity in the apportionment of taxes and promote progressivity;
(2) Broaden the tax base;
(3) Make the District’s tax policy more competitive with surrounding jurisdictions;
(4) Encourage business growth and job creation; and
(5) Modernize, simplify, and increase transparency in the District’s tax code.
Specific functions of the Commission shall include the following: